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dianalauren's avatar

Where should i go for a warm cheap vacation for 4 days near california?

Asked by dianalauren (251points) April 23rd, 2008
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Allie's avatar

Mexico! There is always fun to be had while visiting our neighbor to the south.

babygalll's avatar

Mexico. Where in California are you?

Allie's avatar

I’m from Northern California. Porque? (Practice your Spanish. You’ll need it to order tequila. Or you could just say “Tequila”)

kevbo's avatar

I’ve heard good things about Rocky Point/Puerto Penasco south of the AZ border. It’s some kind of special zone, so you can drive all the way in on a US license with minimal hassle.

If you just want to chill, there’s a restored Harvey hotel in Winslow, AZ, that sits along the Amtrak route. Last time I was there, some of the grounds were still under restoration. It’s really reasonable ($99/night to start) and tranquil. The trains go by, but they don’t blow their whistles ever (it’s not near a crossing). The grounds are pretty as is the interior, and they have a fabulous restaurant with locally sourced foods. There’s also a nice little bar. It’s a great place to read, sun, and watch the trains do their thing. You’d have to research other stuff to do in the area (other than standing on the famous corner.

babygalll's avatar

Me’s been rather chilly here lately.

@dianalauren: Where in California are you?

Allie's avatar

babygalll: Haha, sorry. I thought you were asking me. I didn’t know why it mattered, but I answered anyways.. =\

marinelife's avatar

Close and warm. How about Catalina Island? There are bargains to be had. See this spring special

Hotel Mac Rae: Fantastic discount offer on the beach in Avalon. Get an ocean view room that goes for $259 in our peak season for only $59 per night now. Valid midweek. Extended through May 1st, 2008. 800–698-2266.

PupnTaco's avatar

Why leave California? You have your pick of climates at hand, no language barrier, no passport needed.

Allie's avatar

Catalina can be tricky weather wise. Just be sure to check the forecasts.

My zoo/bot class planned a week long field trip there my junior year of high school. Everyone thought it would be warm and sunny so we all packed shorts and tees. Then we got there and it was sunny out but cold. Pretty much everyone had to buy a jacket or sweatshirt. Luckily, I had a friend who packed two and he let me use one of his.

babygalll's avatar

San Diego is warmer than northern cali.

baseballnut's avatar

Rocky Point is a great weekend getaway but a bit of a drive from Northern California. It’s not as inexpensive as it once was but there are bargains to be had. Good restaurants and bars, college age nightlife abounds. It’s still considered part of the Sonoran Free Zone so (I believe) you still can go without a passport but that’s going to change in 2009. If you’re visiting over the weekend of May 17th, try to get to the Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers show on the beach. They are an amazing AZ/Sonoita area band with a rock/Mexican rock sound. When they play in Phx, Alice Cooper usually joins them. It’s a fabulous beach party!

Grim's avatar

Just look up your nearest trailer park. They’re always lookin for fresh genes to add to the pool. ;]

ioksane's avatar

Hi well their are loads of places that are warm in the summer months but….... If your looking for a cheap break then i recommend you try one of the following sites

self catering breaks
self catering

They are all similar sites but, you will find different deals on each. i saved a wedge we we went to the costa del sol!

Hope this helps!

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